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7 months ago
Travel Futures
Salary: £24.5k - 25k per year + bonus & benefits
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Contact: The Travel Recruitment Experts
Category: Product Manager Jobs

Contracts Executive – Central London - £25k

A Contracts Executive is required by a leading global player in the travel industry.  You will be joining a truly international team and playing a key role in placing groups in suitable hotels by negotiating space, rates and conditions with suppliers.

The Contracts Executive will:

  • Carefully analyse each request received by our sales offices and prioritise the workload according to deadlines
  • Select appropriate hotels according to sales requirements
  • Contact hotels and complete strong rates negotiation to guarantee competitiveness on the market and to gain an advantage on our competitors. This will involve usually negotiating rates below our contracted rates
  • Providing more than one hotel offer, to give our sales a competitive edge
  • Negotiate other conditions such as cancellation policy, rooms decrease, and payment conditions
  • Provide suitable hotel alternatives when all other options are either full or over budget
  • Negotiate rates, conditions and general arrangements of banqueting and conference facilities when required
  • Complete administration tasks such as inputting of rates, message distribution, fax distribution or any other task as and when required in the department

The Contracts Executive will be:

  • Experienced in group travel and ideally have some negotiating experience
  • Ability to work under pressure and willingness to meet daily deadlines
  • Excellent negotiator with broad awareness of company hotels rates and markets
  • Possesses specialist knowledge required to meet standards as detailed in the job description
  • Ability to analyse and understand clients “cultural differences” and need
  • Ability to work on their own or as part of a team
  • Friendly and efficient telephone manner
  • Professional with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivation is essential
  • Attention to detail is paramount
  • Ability to see the “bigger picture” 
  • Out of the box thinking

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